Chapter 1385: Becoming Brothers
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Captain Hong, can we speak about this somewhere else?” Duan Ling Tian said to Hong Yu while taking a glance at the little girl in his embrace instinctively.
Hong Yu nodded.
He believed that anyone from the Latent Dragon Camp should know Mound Hill City’s rules, so he assumed that Duan Ling Tian would definitely not kill someone in the city unreasonably.
“Our squad has just ended our shift and were returning. You can follow me back to our city guards’ base camp and tell me about it there.” Hong Yu acknowledged.
Duan Ling Tian nodded, not declining his suggestion.
“Clean this up and we’ll return!” After Hong Yu commanded them, the eight city guards took action immediately and cleaned up the mess at the scene. They then marched in a neat procession behind Hong Yu who rode on his Wild Beast.
Along the way, Duan Ling Tian took a long look at the Wild Beast below Hong Yu’s feet amusedly. The Wild Beast Hong Yu had tamed.
He only found out about the existence of Beastrider when he came to the Latent Dragon Camp in the City Governor’s Estate of Mound Hill City. Beastriders were rare in Dao Martial Saint Land.
When they battled, apart from relying on their own strength, they also depended on the strength from the Wild Beast.
Beastriders had the major upper hand whenever they fought Martial Cultivators and Dao Cultivators of the same level.
Everyone desired to be a Beastrider in Dao Martial Saint Land. They wanted to kill alongside a fantastic Wild Beast. However, whilst the imagination was always great, the reality of it was brutal.
One must possess the talent to become a Beastrider.
Only one in a million had such exceptional talent.
However, God was fair.
40% of the people who possessed the talent to become a Beastrider had terrible skill in Martial Dao. Around 30% of them had mediocre Martial Dao talent, about 20% of them had great Martial Dao talent while less than 10% had prominent Martial Dao talent!
Beastriders who possessed prominent Martial Dao talent would be hair-raising beings as they grew because the more powerful the Beastrider’s personal ability was, the more powerful the Wild Beast that could be tamed. Moreover, they could train their Wild Beasts to sync their minds for peak collaboration.
The Beastrider and his Wild Beast would be invincible as they ventured into the world!
Wild Beasts did not possess human intelligence; they only had survival instincts. All Wild Beasts tamed by their Beastrider would never betray their master for the rest of their lives. They were selfless and willing to die for their masters.
Duan Ling Tian arrived at the city guards’ base camp with Hong Yu’s squad without even him realizing it.
At that moment, Duan Ling Tian said to the little girl in his arms, “Sze Sze, you can open your eyes now.”
The little girl opened her big, watery eyes then and looked around like a curious cat. “Brother, where is this place? Are the four bad guys dead?”
“This is Mound Hill City city guard soldier’s base camp. Nobody will hurt you here,” Duan Ling Tian said to her in a coddling manner.
“Mm-hmm.” The little girl nodded.
It was late at night. Hong Yu sat at the far front in the spacious tent while the eight city guards were divided into two sides. Meanwhile, Duan Ling Tian brought Sze Sze with him and sat behind Hong Yu.
Duan Ling Tian then told Hong Yu and the other eight what had happened as they focused on him.
The scars and injuries on the little girl’s body proved that he was telling the truth.
At that moment, Hong Yu and the other eight’s eyes turned red.
Hong Yu and the other eight were furious. They were completely enraged by what they heard.
Although they were tough city guards who would not even blink if they had a knife pointed at their necks, tears were rolling down their eyes when they heard about what the little girl, Sze Sze, had been through.
Hong Yu took a deep breath in to calm his stirred emotions. He asked politely while looking at Duan Ling Tian, “Brother, you did great! I knew that the people from the Latent Dragon Camp take the Mound Hill City’s law seriously. So, you’re from the Latent Dragon Camp! May I know how do I address you?”
“Duan Ling Tian,” Duan Ling Tian smiled as he replied.
Duan Ling Tian!
Surprisingly, Hong Yu and the other eight city guards were stunned as soon as Duan Ling Tian told his name. They went silent for a while, and the atmosphere in the camp became a little awkward.
Sze Sze was the only one who behaved normally. She was running around in the tent happily and innocently.
“Why? Is there anything on my face?” Duan Ling Tian was surprised to see Hong Yu and the rest staring at him.
“Duan Ling Tian… Duan Ling Tian… Are you the Duan Ling Tian who defeated Zhang Ji Long and ranks No. 6 in the Thirteen Gangsters of Latent Dragon Camp?” Hong Yu inhaled sharply.
Meanwhile, the other eight city guards were staring at Duan Ling Tian like they were looking at a ghost.
Before this, they thought that this purple-clad young man was just a normal Latent Dragon Camp member. Never had they thought that he would be one of the Thirteen Gangsters of the Latent Dragon Camp.
Not only that, but he was Duan Ling Tian, the genius of the Latent Dragon Camp whom everyone was talking about recently.
Duan Ling Tian joined the Latent Dragon Camp almost four months ago and became one of the Thirteen Gangsters as soon as he entered the camp. A month later, he defeated Zhang Ji Long who ranked No. 6 in Thirteen Gangsters and replaced him.
“Yes, it’s me,” Duan Ling Tian confirmed, “Why? Is there a problem?”
“Duan Ling Tian, do you know that before you defeated Zhang Ji Long, he was known as a genius all over Mound Hill City and the borders? He was called the Invincible Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage!” Hong Yu said.
“So, even though he’s only an Intermediate Mortal Shedding Stage Latent Dragon Camp member, but he’s that famous?” Duan Ling Tian was stunned as he had no idea.
“However, his fame dropped tremendously when you defeated him. His halo completely shifted to you as a result of the defeat,” Hong Yu said while grinning.
“No wonder he looked like he was going to eat me when he saw me after I defeated him.” Duan Ling Tian came to a realization.
Duan Ling Tian noticed that Hong Yu was no longer as open as he had been after finding out about his identity. He could not help to suggest to Hong Yu, “Captain Hong, if you don’t mind… What do you think of us being brothers?”
Naturally, the reason why he came up with the suggestion was that he could tell Hong Yu was a blunt man who was worth being a friend. He liked him.
They had hit it off right away.
What Duan Ling Tian said stunned Hong Yu.
Meanwhile, the eyes of the eight city guards under Hong Yu lit up. If their caption were to become a brother to Duan Ling Tian, his identity would definitely skyrocket and they would absolutely benefit from it.
“You’re a genius from Latent Dragon Camp. You might even become one of the 36 Guardians in the future while I… I’m just a city guard captain. I don’t I deserve to be your brother.” Hong Yu forced a smile.
“Captain Hong, are you brushing me off with an excuse?” Duan Ling Tian questioned while feeling a little unhappy. “I just thought you’re an honest person with dignity. You’re someone who is worth being a friend, so I’d like to do that… It seems like I’ve made a mistake.”
Duan Ling Tian stood up as soon as he was done speaking and was going to bring Sze Sze along with him.
“Brother Ling Tian, please hold!” Hong Yu stood up immediately. “I definitely don’t mean to brush you off… I mean everything I said!”
“Captain Hong, did you just called me ‘brother’?” Duan Ling Tian, whose face turned stiff, relaxed as a smile came along.
Hong Yu forced a smile again. He was not a person who loved to dilly-dally. He said after making up his mind, “Brother Ling Tian, since you’re making me your brother, you can’t be calling me Captain Hong any longer, am I right?”
“Haha… Brother Hong!” Duan Ling Tian chuckled out loud and took the initiative to address him properly.
When he first saw Hong Yu, he had used his Divine Eye to scan him. Hong Yu was 45 this year and was a Mastery Mortal Shedding Stage Beastrider.
“Congratulations, Captain!” At that moment, Hong Yu’s eight underlings congratulated him while beaming.
“The eight of you, go prepare some food and drinks… I’m getting drunk with my brother tonight!” Hong Yu instructed.
The eight of them got out of the tent to happily prepare dinner.
Only Duan Ling Tian, Hong Yu, and the little girl Sze Sze were left in the tent.
“Brother Ling Tian, I’m sure it’s inconvenient for you to bring her back to the Latent Dragon Camp. How about you put her at my place temporarily? My wife usually takes care of the kids at home anyway. She wouldn’t mind taking care of another kid. What do you think?” Hong Yu suggested while looking at Sze Sze.
“I shall thank you in advance then, Brother Hong.” Duan Ling Tian thanked Hong Yu immediately and subsequently sighed, “Poor thing… But I heard from her that her family should still be around. I wonder if she remembers where she lived.”
“It’d be great if she does, so she’ll reunite with her family. If she doesn’t, she can stay at my place. I’ll treat her like my own daughter,” Hong Yu assured bluntly.
“Treat her like your own daughter? Brother Hong, you’re robbing her from me… She calls me ‘Brother’, you know,” Duan Ling Tian said while shaking his head and smiling.
“Then, I’ll treat her like my sister! She’d be my two children’s aunt… They happen to be younger than her,” Hong Yu said.
That night, Duan Ling Tian and Hong Yu drank all night in joy. He did not even force the alcohol out of his body with True Energy. The day was breaking when Duan Ling Tian awoke from his sleep.
The sun was shining in the sky. Duan Ling Tian brought Sze Sze to meet Hong Yu who was going to take her in.
However, the little girl was unwilling to go. “I want Brother, I want Brother… I only want my brother.”
“Be good, Sze Sze. Brother has something very important to do. Just stay here at Brother Hong’s place, alright? You have two little nephews to play with at his place,” Duan Ling Tian advised her patiently.
“Then, Brother, you must visit me often.” One had to say that the little girl was obedient since she stopped making a fuss after a while. She was mature for her age which made Duan Ling Tian and Hong Yu loved her even more.
After handing Sze Sze over to Hong Yu, Duan Ling Tian left the city guards’ base camp and headed towards the Rare Treasure Pavilion. There would be an auction at the Rare Treasure Pavilion that day at noon.
Apart from those who received the invitation, the rest would have to reserve seats with Saint Stones way before the event to get a seat token.
“What? They’re all taken?” Duan Ling Tian had underestimated the crowd coming from all regions. He found out that all the seats were reserved when he went to the Rare Treasure Pavilion to get himself a seat.
“Sir, please hold on!” Just when Duan Ling Tian frowned and was ready to leave, a middle-aged man who dressed neatly hurried over and called out to Duan Ling Tian.